Choosing to visit Germany can be an educational and historically enriching experience for the whole family. Germany’s four must-see cities are Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.
Stopping in Berlin
A famous Berlin landmark is the Berlin Wall. This stop will provide for an education about Germany’s history and how the dismantling of the Wall has affected the German people. Other exhibits in Berlin are the Jewish Museum, the Pergamon ancient history museum, The Brandenburg Gate monument, the Atlas archaeological museum, The Story of Museum history exhibit, and the Klusor Wilhelm Memorial Church ruins from bombings during World War II. The New Synagogue of Berlin features an exhibit on the Berlin Jewish culture. Wintergarten Variete showcases a world-famous cabaret show. The Berlin Cathedral is a beautiful Protestant church and will delight architecture lovers visiting Berlin. The art lover will not want to miss the National Gallery featuring eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth-century art and the Tacheles hosting works by trendy German artists. The Ritz Carlton Berlin offers an average of $348 a night, the Swissotel Berlin for $168 per room, the Movenpick Hotel Berlin at an average of $177, and the Hotel Pension Bregony provides rooms for about $87. Other tourists highly recommend all these hotels.
While in Frankfurt
Visitors to Frankfurt will want to experience the Frankfurt Zoo, St. Leonard Church, the Senckenberg Natural History Museum, the German Architecture Museum, and the Frankfurt Historical Museum. Other popular attractions are the Goethe House, the home and museum of the legendary writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Leibieghaus, a unique castle-like art museum in Frankfurt. Recommended Lodging in Frankfurt is provided by: the Hilton Frankfurt at about $486 a night, the Hotel Excelsior for an average of $251, the Hotel Friedberger Warte for an average of $159 a room, and the Best Western Alexander Am Zoo for about $152 a night per room.
Munich attractions popular with tourists are Staatlickes Hofbrauhaus, a sixteenth-century famous beer hall, and the English Garden, a classic scenic park featuring classic English horticulture as well as Greek, Chinese and Japanese exhibits. Don’t miss Viktualienmarkt, an outdoor marketplace featuring German crafts. The Old Pinakothek art gallery is a popular stop. Religious enthusiasts will enjoy the Church of Our Lady, a fifteenth-century cathedral with domed towers, and St. Peter’s Church which offers terrific scenic photo opportunities. Munich is also home to the BMW factory museum, an excellent stop for automobile enthusiasts. Hotels that are recommended in Munich are the Hotel Torbrau at an average of $280 a night, Le Meridian Munchen at $251, Hotel Uhland at about $148, the Hilton Munich City at about $338, and the Royal Hotel at an average price of $105 per night.
Hamburg also offers popular tourist stops in art galleries, historical exhibits, and museums. Other tourists recommend Hamburg lodging: The Park Hyatt Hamburg, Madison Hotel Hamburg, and the 25 hours hotel.